My Sweet Peas (Lathyrus odoratus) and Lettuce-leaf Poppies (Papaver somniferum) have been blooming their heads off this past week and it’s heavenly to bring a vase into the house where delightfully, it perfumes an entire room.
My second arrangement features my first of the season pink Coneflowers (Echinacea purpurea), white Flowering Tobacco (Nicotiana alata), Catmint (Nepeta racemosa) and more Sweet Peas.
The garden at the height of summer is a wonderful thing! I’m linking to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden‘s In A Vase on Monday meme. Click the link to see what other gardeners are arranging this week.
Wow, the photos are beautiful! 😍
Thank you so much, John. 🙂
Sweet Eliza 🌸💕🌸💕
Thank you, Karen!
Both of these arrangements are lovely to see – especially as we have very few bright spots of colour in our winter garden at the moment!
Thank you, Anne. Glad you enjoyed them! Your spring must be just around the corner?
Although spring officially starts in September, October is a more realistic target to aim for.
Wow! Beautiful arrangements and sweet peas are one of my favourite flowers. I brought some into the house and my husband and son had huge sneezing fits (hay fever) and out they went, alas! So happy you can have these stunning displays in your home.
Thank you, Annika. It is hard when allergies make such comforts impossible, but one must do what one must to maintain domestic harmony! 🙂
That first one looks just like a watercolour painting… really pretty..
Thank you kindly, Anita.
The lovely frosted vase is so perfect with the colors of the Poppies & Sweet Peas. The other gathered flowers look kind of ‘wild’ to me! Bunny doesn’t want to eat the Nepeta, or do you put the vase & flowers outside? The darker Sweet Pea is such a pretty color.
Thank you, Alice. Bunny seems less interested in the vases this summer…I guess she is growing up. 🙂
Just beautiful Eliza.
Thank you, Dawn!
Welcome, Eliza. How lovely it must feel to work with flowers. The former owner of my current home was a florist and her touch in the garden is everywhere.
Working with flowers certainly is my ‘calling.’ I lose myself in it and come away refreshed.
Yes, it shows in your arrangements, Eliza. They are playful and celebrate the flowers.
Such delicate beauty! Once again, you have knocked it out of the park.
Aww, thanks, Laurie! 🙂
Gorgeous, gorgeous!!! I adore those sweet peas! ❤
Thank you, Julie!
Simply gorgeous. You do have a great flower garden! (Suzanne)
Thank you very much, Suzanne. Summer is the best time of year! ❤
You are having a lot of fun! The colors of flowers are always so deep and true. When I stare at them my mind just seems to go down a path that leads to such simple and powerful truths. Wonderful photos!
Thank you, Gary! I do enjoy collecting the flowers and arranging them, a meditative process.
These are so pretty.
Thank you, Correne.
Beautiful! The poppy and sweet pea are outstanding!
These are such beautiful flower arrangements and pictures, Eliza!
Thank you so much, Leah!
Love the variety and colors!
Thank you, Denise!
You had my full attention with the first arrangement since you used two of my favorite flowers, and yours are gorgeous. I love poppies, and my grandmother always had an entire fence row of sweet peas so they always make me smile with good memories. 🙂
Isn’t it amazing how those memories feel as fresh as the day they happened? For me, it’s my grandfather’s Sweet William. ❤
Thanks for your visit, Judy.
Wonderful for high summer to be a positive in the garden. Love your vases, I don’t remember seeing either of them before.
Thank you, Christina. I know, our summers are quite different. I hope your summer has been going well and the heat isn’t too intense.
We has a day of rain yesterday an unknown pleasure for July. Today strongish winds to dry out the plants that enjoyed the rain.
What a wonderful combination the poppies and sweet peas make! Sweet peas already seem a distant memory to me and seeing yours makes me wish they hung on into summer. I love the coneflowers too.
Thank you, Kris. The sweet peas have come on so fast, I can barely keep up with them, but boy, do they smell divine!
So nice to enjoy a bit of your garden too. Really lovely!
Thank you, Belinda!
Very beautiful summer colors Eliza!
Thank you, Maria! 🙂
Thank you 🙏
Lovely vases Eliza. I’ve never tried growing sweet peas and am envious of anyone who can or does. I didn’t think they’d like our very hot summers, but NE is probably the perfect amount of coolness for them. They are lovely and wish I could smell them.
Thank you, Cindy. Early on, my success was hindered by not planting them early enough. Perhaps if you tried planting in late fall, they would come up when the temps were right? Or as soon as the ground has thawed an inch or two in late winter? They have hybridized more heat tolerant ones, so I’d say give it a try – they are so worth it!
Love your vases! Makes me wish I could come up to garden with you for the summer. Imagining the fragrance. And the poppies, delectable.
Thank you, Amy. What a treat that would be – you’d be welcome to come visit anytime! 🙂
Beautiful! I especially like the colors in your second vase, but it’s the fragrances that I would most like to experience!
Thank you, Frank! I love those sweet peas!
The colours of the first vase are perfectly co-ordinated and especially lovely. I have not heard P called ‘Lettuce-leaf Poppies’ before – is that a US thing? Pretty pastel colours in your second vase too, so thanks for sharing both
Thank you, Cathy. I think, as technically opium poppies are deemed illegal to grow in the US, the name ‘Lettuce-leaf’ is likely a term everyone finds more acceptable. A few plants in a garden aren’t a big deal, but if I grew 50 acres, I might have agents at my door!
Ah, I see, Eliza, that’s an interesting point… 😉
Your flowers are so pretty and must smell heavenly too with those sweet peas and nicotiana! 🙂 My garden smells better than it look right now…I need to get to work tidying up today!
Thank you, Joanna. The sweet peas are pure heaven right now. I pick a fistful every day~ <3!
Glorious summer blooms:)
Thank you, Karina!
Lovely soft colours and arrangements and so redolent of summertime. I particularly like the gentle back lighting in the first photo.
Thank you, Carol. The wide palette of summer flowers here is so fun to play with. 🙂
Love the lettuce-leaf poppies!🙂
Thank you, same here! Their flowering is a big event in our garden. 🙂
Ah, you still have sweet peas! Perennial pea seems to be going for a long time this year. I pretend they are sweet pea.
Our cool spring made them a bit later. I’m hoping our current heat wave doesn’t do them in!
These evocative arrangements are making me imagine different scents. The poppy is one of my favourite colours too.
Thank you, Susan. Sweet peas are heavenly. 🙂
Stunning! I can almost smell the perfume 🙂
Interestingly, I’ve seen wild sweet pea here this year – not noticed it before, although it probably was there.
Thank you, Adele. I’ve seen sweet peas self-sow in milder climates, but here it is too cold overwinter for seeds to stay viable. I expect your climate is mild enough for them to easily overwinter. A sweet surprise!
I always enjoy seeing your colourful arrangements each season..
Thank you so much, that makes me smile!